Aristotle spoke of a certain number of arts, but it’s not like he invented the “muses.” To him, theatre had two main “genres”, comedy and tragedy. There were similar arts, such as “epics”, which also told stories. To summarize, a tragedy had a great man falling from a great height, and a sad ending, and […]
You may have heard by now that the Happy Birthday song is in copyright. Or is it? One of the longest copyright disputes revolves around “Happy Birthday” and whether you can use that song in your films and videos, or in live concerts and plays. “Happy Birthday to you” has been around so long that […]
I don’t open films the same way that Shakespeare opened plays. The first shots in Dara Says contain no words. It opens with a series of actions, and in the first couple of minutes there are fewer than ten words spoken. We created a draft of the opening for the crowdfunding campaign. Here’s the video […]
It started as a story on the Hokusai Manga, for the 1812 timeline, and it turned to the study of an inconvenient truth. Okay, some writers are billionaires. I’m ready for your list of best selling authors and other freaks. A lot of Hollywood’s top producers started as writers, or at least a few of […]
Winners were announced on Saturday.